Mexican Hamburger Rice Bake

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If you are used to white rice, brown can be difficult to incorporate into your diet at first. This is an outstanding dish to use, since it is so tasty and easy to prepare.

Mexican Hamburger Rice Bake
6 cups cooked brown rice (cook three cups dry rice with 6 cups water or broth for 55-60 minutes)
1 1/2 pounds hamburger
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 10 oz can Ro-Tel tomatoes and peppers
1 8 oz can tomato sauce (I used Yellow El-Pato)
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup (or more) shredded cheese

Cook the hamburger and onion together till the burger is brown. Drain if needed. Add cooked rice, and all other ingredients and mix well. Spread into a buttered 11x15 pan and top with a little more cheese, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to heat through and melt cheese.

BTW, if you use regular tomato sauce instead of Yellow El Pato, it will be a milder dish. We like things a bit more spicy!